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fundraising blitz in california but successful. he is expected to take home about 2 million extra to his campaign. he was cheered on by crowds at sfo yesterday. at his events he told bay area supporters to get quote almost obsessive about his re- election. he attended to fundraisers, a private $20,000 a plate dinner for 100 guests and a concert for 6,000 more at bill graham auditorium. the president asked them to help him finish what he started four years. he also roused the crowd with his own big bird jokes. >> finally someone is cracking down on big bird. [ laughter ] >> elmo has been seen in a white suburban. he is driving for the border. [ laughter ] >> governor romney's plan is to let wall street run wild again but he is going to bring the hammer down on sesame street! >> reporter: now, that whole thing started after governor
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romney promised cuts to unnecessary spending, like grants to pbs. today both governor romney and president obama will head to ohio a key battleground state to campaign. that is where 18 electoral votes are up for grabs. and with the election just a month away, ohio is a state that many believe could be a deciding factor for both candidates in the election. we're live in san francisco. cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> thank you. big bird has become the star of the new ad for president obama. here it is. >> it's me, big bird. >> big, yellow, a menace to our economy! mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry about. >> sounds like a movie trailer. the obama campaign released this ad just this morning. it pokes a little more fun at mitt romney's pledge to cut funding for public tv. mitt romney's poll numbers jumped after last week's presidential debate. a few research survey three weeks ago gave president obama an eight point lead among likely voters. now romney has taken a four-
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point lead in and you dated survey and is talking -- in an updated survey and is talking about foreign policy issues blasting the president on the middle east. >> it's clear that the risk of conflict in the region is higher now than when the president took office. it's time to change course in the middle east. that course should be organized around these bedroom principles: america must have confidence in our cause, clarity in our purpose, and resolve in our might. >> the obama campaign is dismissing romney's remarks as sabre rattling aimed at covering up his own foreign blunners. as campaign 2012 heats up, cbssf.com is holding a series of presidential forums online. the candidates answering our questions, today's topic the role of government, big versus small. two men are dead this morning after a gunman opened fire on their car driving through oakland. police received reports of shots being fired at the intersection of filbert and 10th just before 10:00 last night. the two victims found dead
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inside their car a block away near 12th street. so far, police have no suspects or motives. contra costa county now an outpouring of grief and support after the murder of a retired schoolteacher there. hundreds of mourners marched behind the husband and the children of susie ko last night as they walked to a vigil. her body was found on friday. her husband had called a neighbor to check on her after she didn't pick him up at the airport. police say she had been stabbed and suffered blunt-force trauma to the head. >> i was so devastated. i couldn't believe it was really happening. but, of course, it did. >> last homicide we had here was 2010. we have only had 5 homicides in the last 11 years. >> the fbi is assisting in the case because police in hercules do not have all the necessary resources. authorities are hoping to find susie ko's 2011 blue subaru outback with an idaho license plate. you saw it there.
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the car was taken from the home's garage between 7:00 and 10:00 at night on friday. a decision is likely this afternoon on the fate of ross mirkarimi the suspended san francisco sheriff. the board of supervisors is voting on whether to remove him from office for good. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington is in san francisco with more on what is at stake. good morning. reporter: good morning. this case has played out for months at city hall and this decision a big deal because it could set the precedent for misconduct cases in the future. sheriff ross mirkarimi pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor relating to a domestic violence dispute that left his wife with a bruised arm on new year's eve. nine months later we could find out if he stays or if he goes for official misconduct. his wife eliana lopez showed her neighbor a bruised arm which you can see in this video after her husband grabbed her during an argument. mirkarimi was sentenced to three years' probation, fined
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and ordered to undergo counseling. he was also placed on unpaid leave by mayor ed lee. since then, mirkarimi has been fighting for his job. his attorney says that the marital incident has nothing to do with his role has sheriff and he was also voted in. mayor lee wants him out taking steps to permanently remove him saying that mirkarimi's guilty plea makes him unfit to hold office. >> we are making already changes and great changes that were in the queue for reform. that should be allowed to continue based on voter will and not let what's an undemocratic process interfere so there's a consolidation of power. >> these are charges that have been sustained by the ethics commission and the ones at the forefront of making sure we hold high the standards of the office of the sheriff in confirming that and i look forward to the board doing the same. >> reporter: here's what will happen today. the san francisco board of supervisors will meet at city hall at 2:00. there will be a 10-minute presentation then of votes. nine of those 11 supervisors
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need to approve of the removal in order for mirkarimi to be ousted. in san francisco, elissa harrington, cbs 5. so we want to know, do you think sheriff mirkarimi should lose his job? comment on facebook or twitter or email us at mornings@cbs5.com. we'll read some of your responses later in the show. we haven't had the doppler radar out for a while and it's getting to that time of the year where we're talking about rain. doppler radar showing returns off the coast. most of that will skirt right along the coast and slide south as the core of the low will stay off the coastline so there is a slight chance of showers near th coast with lightning strikes off the coast, as well. very interesting outside right now. the clouds gathering over the city of san francisco. temperatures not bad right now in the 40s and 50s. i think by the afternoon it should be a decent day with
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partly cloudy skies. but these temperatures running on the cooler side. usually near 80 degrees in some spots inland. not by this afternoon the it is going to be about 6 to 9 degrees cooler than normal. about 70 in santa rosa. about 71 in san jose. and about 64 degrees partly cloudy skies slight chance of showers into san francisco. all right. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> it's back to work tuesday if you were one of the folks lucky enough to have yesterday off. get a three-day weekend. so we may see more cars on the road. so far, most areas are pretty quick trip. this is a live look through berkeley near ashby and it should be 18 minutes in those westbound lanes of interstate 80 from the carquinez bridge to the maze. so you still have some areas of overnight roadwork still in lanes. a lot of it is from marin county. you will notice it between sir francis drake boulevard and the waldo tunnel. ongoing roadwork across the stretch so heads up if your commute takes you towards the golden gate bridge where they are doing lane changes now. that's traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you.
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5:07. in about an hour the sentencing hearing of convicted sex offender jerry sandusky begins in a pennsylvania courtroom. the former penn state football coach was found guilty of 45 counts of child sexual abuse back in june. by law, those counts would add up to a minimum of 220 years behind bars. despite his conviction, though, sandusky insisted in an audio statement that he is innocent of all the charges. >> they can take away my life, they can make me out as a monster. they can treat me as a monster, but they can't take away my heart." >> sandusky also blamed his arrest and conviction on a conspiracy crafted by accusers, investigators and the media. relatives of the former coach are expected to submit letters of support while at least two victims will address sandusky today directly. the nationwide meningitis outlook has claimed its ninth victim of the the latest death was reported last night in nashville, tennessee. cdc says as many as 13,000
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people received steroid shots contaminated with that fungus that can cause the deadly disease. the medication has been recalled in 23 states. it could affect patients injected for pain in the back, knees and shoulders. the outbreak has sickened 105 people all across the country. the search continues for a yosemite national park worker. 23-year-old jessica garcia was supposed to be at work sunday morning at the wawona hotel but never showed up for work. she was last seen walking in the park on saturday. the park helicopter as well as 23 rangers on foot will resume the search today. today elect leaders in oakland will announce a new plan to prevent foreclosures just in the past four months more than 800 notices of default were filed in the city of oakland. the mayor there jean quan and others have a plan that involves state help and participation by some major lenders, as well. a state judge has temporarily suspended public hearings on the deadly san bruno natural gas pipeline
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explosion a few years back. the break will allow time for private negotiations regarding the fines to be levied against pg&e. public proceedings will resume though next week. that blast killed 8 people and destroyed dozens of homes more than two years ago. california gas prices are sky high the most expensive in the nation. bay area drivers are fed up as you can imagine and some state leaders are now demanding answers. the average gallon of regular gas is $4.74 in san francisco. 4.68 in oakland and $4.67 in san jose. california senator dianne feinstein wants a federal investigation. she is citing malicious trading schemes in the california gas market. at the same time, governor jerry brown has given an order to allow higher polluting winter blend gas to be sold in the state. he says he wants to make more fuel available to drive down the price. an energy expert says companies gaming the system is not the problem. >> the problem is we use a blend of gasoline that's not
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used anywhere else in the country. as a result, when we get into a supply problem, we can't import gasoline that's used in other parts of the country to smooth out that shortage. >> while the governor's order is not a long-term answer, it could provide temporary relief. if you want to save yourself some cash, we're here to help you. go to cbssf.com/gas. enter your zip code and you can find the cheapest gas in your neighborhood. both sides in the measure d campaign holding news conferences in san jose. it would raise the minimum wage in the city to 10 bucks an hour. chamber of commerce releasing a study that says the measure would cost jobs. >> those members who said they pay a minimum wage, 67% of them said they would cut employee hours and 43% said they would lay off workers. >> they are going to put forward one study that says minimum wage doesn't work and there are 20 well researched thoughtful studies that explain exactly why it's good for the people in our
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community. >> the mayor doesn't agree. chuck reed is against measure d saying san jose doesn't have the money to cover enforcement costs. 5:12. an unidentified object. what the "curiosity" yosemite national park found in the soil up there. >> plus it was a bizarre contest that cost him his life. what one man ate that may have killed him. >> a car smashing into a gas station in belgium. who was behind the wheel in the terrifying video coming up after the break. wishing you a fun and safe halloween. [ train whistle blows ] closed captioning of eyewitness news is brought to you by shreve & co. jewelers, a san francisco original. sleep train wishing you a fun and safe halloween.
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could face jail time after driving his car into a builg -- for the second time. jonathan legear (leh-gear) plowed his porsche into this convenience store early suny morning. only one person suffered minor injuries. the 25 ed just above a belgian driver plowed into a convenience store early sunday morning. only one person suffered minor injuries. that's amazing. the 25-year-old tested just above the legal blood level for alcohol in belgium. in 2009, he ran his bmw into a house and now a convenience store. that that guy is lucky. >> quite a mess. are we going to traffic now. >> we can do that. >> let's do it. liz? >> why not. over here, guys. yeah. we'll take you out towards the bay bridge toll plaza where things look good now. no metering lights and no delays heading into san francisco. for the most part we're hotspot- free wherever you go, just overnight roadwork in lanes so that's one of our live
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"timesaver traffic" cameras. san mateo bridge so far, so good westbound 92 in the commute direction. 14 minutes from hayward to foster city. eastbound traffic looking good toward the east bay coming off the high-rise. overnight roadwork a lot has been picked up now that it's past 5:00. various lanes blocked until 6:00 in marin county from sir francis drake to the waldo canyon. ongoing roadwork you know it if you drive it every day. various lanes blocked, slight delays, not a big deal towards the golden gate bridge. silicon valley ride looks great leaving milpitas to san jose, problem-free across that span from 880 to the 101. we continue to check the ride off 580 at highway 4. usually our first spots to back up and just a few brake lights a little bit of changing color on
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our sensors. but no overnight roadwork in lanes on highway 4 looking good so far this morning through antioch. that's a check of your "timesaver traffic." lawrence has been monitoring what looks like a good band or something going on on your hi- def doppler. impressive. >> low pressure spinning off the coastline does look impressive and it looks like we have at least a slight chance of some showers. the core of the low will stay off the coastline so yeah, looks impressive there but most of that moisture is going to start to slight to the south with the area of low pressure. we have had a couple of lightning strikes embedded in the system off the coast. so yeah, we may just see it. it's only a few miles off the coast. we could see scattered showers pop up coastside but the rest of the bay area looking okay. so getting interesting with the hi-def doppler out the door a lot of clouds at the coast. a few clouds inside the bay and partly cloudy in the valleys. temperatures mainly in the 40s right now. as we look toward the afternoon, still a slight chance of some showers near the coastline as that low is slowly going to meander near the coast the better part of the next 24
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to 36 hours. a mix of sun and clouds inside the bay and mild temperatures inland into the mid-70s but that low is in place and really not in a hurry nothing moving along very fast so it's go to meander slowly working its way down to southern california before it moves onshore keeping things unsettled over the next couple of days. at sfo we have clouds this morning no delays reported just yet. temperature about 64 degrees into the afternoon. traveling around the country houston looking good about 81 degrees mostly cloudy skies. 61 in denver. a chance of some showers into chicago and new york. temperatures there into the 60s. around the bay, 71 san jose, 74 morgan hill, about 73 degrees in redwood city. east bay temperatures into the 70s in many spots so not a bad day and some partly cloudy skies there. inside the bay a few more clouds, temperatures about 67 in alameda, 64 in san francisco. 62 degrees in daly city. slight chance of showers coastside. next couple of days going to
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keep things unsettled. drying out thursday, another slight chance of raindrops then looks like we'll warm up into the latter part of the weekend. that's a look at weather. back to you. >> thank you. new this morning in your world, the scientist from cal wins a share of the nobel prize for physics. american david wineland got his undergrad degree at uc-berkeley back in 12965. well, wineland and frenchman certainly haroche won the physics prize -- ser ge haroche won the physics prize. german chancellor angela merkel visits greece to meet with the prime minister. protestors are upset over the strikes austerity measures the government put in place for the bailout. the biggest contributor to the rescue fund is germany. a contest to win a python at a pet store turned deadly.
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down in florida, yesterday a 32- year-old man edward archibald won the competition by eating dozens of cockroaches, started vomiting, lost consciousness went to the hospital and died. none of the other contestants had any medical issues. an autopsy will determine the cause of death. the wind could keep an attempted skydiving report this morning, stop him from doing it. >> felix baumgartner is planning to ride a 55 story helium balloon to the edge of space and jump from 23 miles high. this is a live picture of the apparatus he is going to use there. he expects to break the sound barrier before he activates his parachute about 5,000 feet above the new mexico desert. plans are delayed right now due to wind. we don't know if he is going to take off or not today. nasa's "curiosity" rover has scooped up the first material from the surface of
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mars. it collected a sandy substance and vibrated to discard any overfill. now scientists on earth plan to viewed material to try to discern its characteristics and "curiosity"'s instruments will analyze the consistency. officials are trying to figure out whether a bright object on the surface came from the rover. >> it's amazing to look at video from mars. >> no kidding. 5:22 right now. it might make you think what recession? what's inside this year's high- priced christmas catalog. >> plus call it the m8trix slide. the slick moves by a yankees player right there that got our play of the day coming up. >> ,,,,,,
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have to win today to keep tr doppler radar looking impressive. some showers showing up off the coastline. will they move onshore? we'll talk about that coming up. all right. both bay area teams in the baseball play-offs have to win today to keep their seasons alive. and we'll be watching. the giants out in cincinnati after losing two games to the reds at at&t park. ryan vogelsong will start today for the giants. they have to win three games in cincinnati to advance to the nlcs. it can be done. how about your oakland as? they too have a must-win game at home against the tigers tonight around 6:00. they also need to win three straight except they will be at home for the rest of the series
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with all their fans. fred anderson takes the mound game 3 tonight for the oakland as. play of the day orioles, 1st inning robinson cano doubles to right. ichiro coming home. tap dancing and gets the hand in there. he is safe. despite the run the yankees lost 3-2 but that guy has been something else for the yankees. >> nice play of the day. 5:26. are gas stations playing games with your wallet? new calls for a federal investigation into sky high prices at the pump. >> plus, the final say on sheriff mirkarimi's fate. the historic significance of today's big decision coming up. and president obama raised millions of dollars in his last campaign visit here to the bay area. but now he is shifting gears. we'll tell you where he is headed next and why some say this can make or break his re- election. ,,
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here in san francisco where the president is spending the night following a series of fundraisers. she joins us with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the president will be taking with him about $2 million to add to already his goal of $1 billion to raise campaign catch. but today governor romney and president obama are going to be shifting their focus to the key battleground states with the election just one month away. he touched down for his last fundraising blitz yesterday. he he attended to fundraisers, a private $20,000 a plate dinner for 100 guests and a concert for 6,000 more at bill graham auditorium. he has an email push in swing states and says it's time to get obsessive about this re- election. >> so i -- >> so i need you in this election the next 29 days! >> yeah! >> we cannot afford to be complacent!
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>> reporter: now, this was president obama's sixth visit to the bay. in a few hours he will head to ohio where he will cross campaign trails with opponent governor romney. ohio is a key battleground state one many believe could make or break a victory for both candidates. as you mentioned, this race for the white house couldn't be tighter. so both candidates today are going to be eyeing those 18 electoral votes up for grabs. we are live at sfo. cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> thank you. a big bounce for mitt romney after last week's presidential debate. a research gave president obama an 8-point lead and now romney is ahead by 4 points in an updated survey. campaigning in the rain in virginia romney blasted the president's record. >> he plans on four more years like the last four years i don't think we can afford four more years like the last four years. >> romney is confident he will
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win the white house. both will campaign in the battleground state of ohio. some of you can vote today. alameda county started taking ballots yesterday at the registrar's office there. here in san francisco the department of elections will be open at 8 a.m. for early voting on the ground floor at city hall. also today san francisco elections official will start mailing votes by mail ballots, as well. as campaign 2012 heats up, cbssf.com is holding a series of presidential forums online. the candidates are answering our questions. today's topic, the role of government, big versus small. a deadly shooting in west oakland. this morning police are looking for the gunman who shot two men as they drove through the city. police received reports of shots being fired at the intersection of filbert and 10th just before 10:00 last night. the two victims found dead inside their car a block away near 12th street. so far, police have no suspects or motives. hundreds of people turned out in hercules to remember a
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woman murdered in her home. mourners marched behind the husband and children of susie ko last night as they walked to a vigil. the retired schoolteacher's body was found on friday. her husband had called a neighbor to check on her after she didn't pick him up at the airport. police say she had been stabbed and suffered blunt-force trauma to the head. >> i was so devastated. i couldn't believe it was really happening. but, of course, it did. >> last homicide we had here was 2010. we have only had 5 homicides in the last 11 years. >> the fbi is assisting in the case because police in hercules do not have all the necessary resources. authorities are hoping to find susie ko's 2011 blue subaru outback with an idaho license plate. a decision likely this afternoon on the fate of ross mirkarimi. the suspended san francisco sheriff. the board of supervisors is voting whether to remove him. cbs 5 reporter elissa
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harrington is in san francisco with more. >> reporter: mirkarimi has been fighting for his job since the mayor put him on unpaid leave. it's been nine months now every hearings and headlines. whatever the san francisco board of supervisors decides today could set precedent for misconduct cases in the future. sheriff mirkarimi was elected last november then suspended without pay by mayor ed lie shortly after being sworn in. he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor related to a domestic violence dispute with his wife eliana lopez who showed a neighbor her bruised arm seen in this video in when he grabbed her during an argument. he was sentenced to three years' probation, fined and ordered to undergo a year of counseling. mayor lee says he is unfit to be in office. but mayor lee is accused of
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perjury testified he never talked to any of the supervisors before suspending mirkarimi. had a former supervisor said he did, seeking advice. that board will meet today to discuss both issues and could vote on whether mirkarimi stays or goes for official misconduct. >> we're making already changes in and great changes that were in the queue for reform. that should be allowed to tip based on voter will and not let what is an undemocratic process i want fear so that there's a consolidation of power. >> these are charges that have been sustained by the ethics commission, the ones at the forefront of making sure that we hold high the standards of the office of the sheriff in confirming that. and i look forward to the board doing the same. >> reporter: this case has been playing out at city hall for months. that's where today at 2:00 the board of supervisors will meet. there will be a 10-minute presentation, then a vote. nine out of those 11 supervisors need to approve the removal of mirkarimi for him to be ousted. in san francisco, elissa harrington, cbs 5. >> thank you. we have been asking this
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morning, do you think sheriff mirkarimi should lose his job? one says no, we will regret granting the mayor too much power to do the same thing to others. you can comment on facebook, twitter or email us at mornings@cbs5.com. it's 5:37. let's check weather. >> we should because it's all about the doppler today. >> hey. this is the most exciting it's been in quite a while and i want to show you why on doppler radar. we have some returns showing up off the coastline rainfall out there, not too far away right now. the question is, will it move onshore? the core of the low will stay off the coast. most of the moisture at the coast will fall apart. there is a slight chance we could see a few showers along the coastline but the rest of us just some passing clouds. so with that in mind, not a bad start to the day so far it is dry, we have clouds over the bay right now. temperatures in the 40s and
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50s. this afternoon partly cloudy, 70s in the valleys. we are not done with the rainfall. more on that coming up. elizabeth has traffic. >> we have a new injury crash just coming in. this is southbound 880 approaching lewelling. so we know at this point, one lane is blocked, emergency crews heading to the scene and already we're seeing a few brake lights behind that accident. so there are still street closures south of market. we have been talking all morning about the president's visit to the bay area. howard street is shut down between 4th and 5th as well as closures on 4th between folsom and mission. so expect rolling closures delays especially along 101, a little later on this morning the president departs san francisco boards air force one around 9:30 this morning so heads up. later today we have the oakland as 6:05 p.m. playing by the oakland coliseum. could see some delays especially for the evening commute home but for right now, pretty good to go as you head up towards downtown oakland. that's a check of your "timesaver traffic." traffic and weather together
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every 10 minutes. back to you guys. it's 5:39 now. california gas prices are the highest in the nation and some state leaders are now searching for answers. the average gallon of regular unleaded gas is now 4.74 here in san francisco over in oakland at 4.68 and down in san jose 4.67. governor brown has given an order now to allow higher polluting winter blend gassing to sold here in the state. it's cheaper. he says he wants to make more fuel available to drive down the prices and at the same time california senator dianne feinstein is calling for a federal investigation. she is citing malicious trading schemes in california's gas market. dueling news conferences in san jose over measure d on next month's ballot. it would raise the minimum wage in the city to $10 an hour. the chamber of commerce released a study that says the measure would actually cost jobs, though. >> those members who said they pay a minimum wage 67% of them said they would cut employee
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hours and 43% of them said that they would actually lay off workers. >> they are going to put forward one study that says minimum wage doesn't work and there are 20 well researched thoughtful studies that explain exactly why it's good for the people in our community. >> mayor reed is against measure d saying san jose doesn't have the money to cover enforcement costs. other bay area headlines, oakland may soon get a lot more red light cameras. there currently 13 at 11 intersections. today a city council committee will consider a plan to increase the number to 30. a city report estimates the added cameras would bring in up to $40,000 a month in net revenue. the teenager suspected of stealing a lamborghini belonging to celebrity chef guy fieri is due in a san rafael courtroom this morning. the 18-year-old stole the car from a san francisco dealership in march 2011. he also faces attempted murder
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charges for shooting at passengers inside a truck this past april. in a half hour the sentencing hearing of convicted sex offender jerry sandusky begins in a pennsylvania courtroom. some of the folks are just now arriving. i believe that's his attorney as he goes into the courtroom. mr. sandusky has been convicted so he is already inside the courtroom. former penn state football coach was found guilty of 45 counts of child sexual abuse back in june. by law, those counts would add up to 220 years in jail. despite his conviction, sandusky insists in an audio statement that he is innocent of all the charges. they can take away my life, they can make me out as a monster and treat me as a monster but they can't take away my heart. >> sandusky also blamed his arrest and conviction on a conspiracy crafted by accusers, investigators and the media. relatives of the former coach
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are expected to submit letters of support while at least two of the victims will address sandusky today in court. a new warning for pregnant mothers who like fish. how too much mercury could put children at risk of adhd. >> three days and a million volts of electricity. could daredevil david blaine pull off this high voltage stunt coming your way? >> we want to hear why your school is cool. submit your nomination on our website, cbssf.com/"cool school" and we may come and feature school on the show. ,, we stand for farmers owning the company; for them taking responsibility for the products they make; for them being in the right place at the right time for over 100 years making tillamook cheese
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completed what some are calg his most electrifying stunt. last night, the 39 year-old d three days and thr there he is. daredevil magician has completed what some call his most electrifying stunt last night. he completed three days, three nights standing in the middle of more than a million volts of electricity in new york city. blaine wore a chain mail suit to protect him from the current. he was able to walk with assistance and is being examined at the hospital as a precaution. he is crazy. >> he is but amazing. five years ago today the u.s. stock market index has reached all-time highs. >> jill schlesinger, editor at large for cbsmoneywatch.com,
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has some perspective on the 5 long years and tips on what to do now with your developments good morning. >> reporter: good morning. >> the terrible crash that followed the highs. where do we stand now? >> reporter: i think we all feel like david blaine electrocuted for five years. it was crazy. just yesterday we closed at 13,583 and, heck, this is just 4% below that all-time high of 14,164 five years ago. that's not too bad. s&p 500 is at 1455. it's still 7.5% below the october 2007 close of 1565. and as i don't want to dredge up the old memories here, but the nasdaq at 3113 is still way below where we were back in that time where the life was a big party, 5,048 march of 2000. we are not getting there anytime soon for you tech investors. sorry. >> as long as we keep heading
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north that's good. what do you tell investors now what should we do? >> look, the stock market this year is up over 15 miles an hour! it's fantastic. so now is a great time to rebalance your accounts. make sure the amount you have in each asset, stocks, bonds, cash reflects your risk tolerance. if you bailed out of the market at some point over the past five years, i know there are some of you out there, careful not to jump in all at once. just choose a little bit at a time and get back on track. you know, the real issue here is stick to your game plan. otherwise, you repeat those cycles where you sell low and buy high. to help you avoid costly mistakes on moneywatch.com, today i have compiled 7 common financial blunders. i know no one that's watching has made them but read what other people do. it makes you feel better about yourself. >> it's what "they" do, the others. >> reporter: that's right. >> all right. jill schlesinger, editor at large for cbsmoneywatch.com thank you.
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time for weather at 5:47. it's all about rain and our weatherman is pretty geeked up. >> i am. this is about as exciting as it's been for months of talking about low clouds and fog. now we have low pressure off the coastline and this time of the year things shift gears and we talk about rain. doppler radar is picking up on some of the rain off the coast. getting close to point reyes, wouldn't be surprised if we're starting to see a couple of light showers out toward the lighthouse there, but most will stay off the coast. low clouds this morning, partly cloudy this afternoon, still a slight chance of showers most of that right along the coastline. that's where the core of the low will continue to work its way. so it's going to stay off the coast. it's not going to move onshore but there's a chance we could see a couple of these bands moving onshore carrying some light showers as we head throughout the morning hours and into the afternoon. but that low is going to drag all the way to the south ever so slowly so staying unsettled today into tomorrow, as well. around the state, you have about 76 degrees a few clouds
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into sacramento, 77 degrees in fresno. a chance of a couple of thunderstorms into ukiah. partly cloudy into the monterey bay and around our bay we're looking good toward the afternoon. partly cloudy, 71 in san jose, 70 milpitas, maybe mid-70s in the warmest parts of the valleys but as you approach the coastline again a few more clouds slight chance of showers, temperatures cooler too about 62 degrees in daly city and about 65 degrees in bodega bay. next couple of days we'll keep things unsettled then a brief break on thursday. another system on friday to bring another slight chance of showers then drying out warming up over the weekend. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> we have a couple of things going on. first a check of the bay bridge toll plaza. starting to get backed up a little bit in those cash lanes so no metering lights yet but you will see those brake lights there approaching the pay gates. so we'll see bigger delays a little later on. we'll let you know as soon as they turn the metering lights on. let's go to the maps show you a couple of other things. we'll continue to follow this injury crash southbound 880 a slight location change right there before 238. if there is a bit of a delay
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block of the left lane. also we have just learned there's some late running roadwork. a caltrains crews are picking up overnight roadwork on northbound 101 around the 380 interchange so this is north of sfo. but it is causing some delays until about 6:00 this morning. apparently three of the left lanes are blocked. so big delays right now actually. we are seeing some speeds below 25 miles per hour. they may be running a quick traffic break to completely clear it but we'll let you know as soon as they do. we also have of course the president in town. there are a number of road closures south of market in san francisco. howard between 4th and 5th and 4th between folsom and mission. a little later on this morning about 9:30 the president least for sfo bound for air force one so you may find rolling closures and delays along 101 leaving san francisco between san francisco and san bruno. quick look at westbound 580 leaving the livermore area. here's a live look approaching the dublin-pleasanton area. about a 15-minute drive time between the altamont pass and
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the dublin interchange and 680. a quick look at the golden gate bridge where southbound 101 so far free and clear across the deck heading towards doyle drive. traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. back to you guys. >> thank you. tomorrow the u.s. supreme court will hear arguments on affirmative action in college admissions. the court last ruled to allow affirmative action in 2003. the new case involves a policy at the university of texas that considers race to fill the last quarter of its freshman class. court watchers believe that practice could be in trouble because the makeup of the court is now more conservative. coming up, a big box store about to make some shopping history in one bay area city. >> and this may be the cutest thing you see all day. take a look. what triggered the sneeze attack now going viral. >> bless you. [ laughter ]
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and you could save hundreds."
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health watch... new findingn new findings on merc doppler radar picking up showers off the coastline maybe some of those making their way onshore near point reyes. what about the rest of the bay area? more coming up. >> check the bridges, golden gate and san mateo bridge looks great, no delay in either direction. at the bay bridge toll plaza, our delays are growing especially in those far cash lanes. also we have some big problems now some late running rolled work as you travel near sfo on northbound 101. we'll explain all the details on that, traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. all right, liz, thank you. 5:54 now. in healthwatch this morning, some new findings on mercury exposure. there may be a link between exposure to mercury during
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pregnancy and attention deficit hyper activity disorder in kids. study looked at 400 children and found an increased risk of adhd behavior in kids whose mothers are higher levels of mercury. some fish included tuna and swordfish which have higher levels of mercury. san francisco is about to get its first target store. the doors open for everybody tomorrow but tonight there is a ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening celebration. in august, hundreds of people turned up for a job fair for the store at the metreon center at 4th and mission. this store is maller than most target stores and won't sell large items that are hard to carry home. high-end department store nieman marcus is set to release its annual christmas book loaded with plenty of indulgent gifts including a $42,000 tour of european flower shops on a private jet. hm. and a $250,000 hand made mahogany speedboat.
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take a look at that. this area's catalog will be nieman's 86th edition of the fantasy gift book. i'll start making my list. >> don't hold your breath. a little dinner seasoning sent a family pet into an adorable sneezing fit. here he is. [ dog sneezing ] >> this youtube video shows oliver, the poor pooch just can't stop sneezing. his owner says oliver was sensitive to the black pepper in the family's dinner that night. no word on how the family eventually got him to finally -- probably scared him or something. >> poor guy. >> oh, my gosh. he has no clue what's going on. hopefully they washed their couch. >> hope he's done. 5:56. in the next half hour, it's do or die for both bay area baseball teams. >> they need a little help. we're live at the oakland coliseum. can the as home field advantage keep them alive in the play- offs? >> and sentencing for jerry sandusky is about to begin. his last-minute plea to prove his innocence. and president obama is waking up in the bay area after
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